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Old 01-22-2012, 12:16 PM   #1
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Anyone use chlorine/chloramine removers to water their house plants?

Since my city uses chloramine to treat our water, I can't just let the water sit out overnight since chloramine does not evaporate. So I was thinking about using a few drops per gallon of stress coat to treat the water for my house plants. I also have PRIME, but it contains hydrosulfite salts. Don't want salt build up in the soil. So does anyone use some kind of chlorine/chloramine remover to treat their water for the plants? Or is there another way of removing chloramine?

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Old 01-22-2012, 12:23 PM   #2
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I use the water that I drain from the tank for my plants.
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What do you treat your tank water with?
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I treat with prime.
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I do not know if my municipal water supply uses chloramines or not. I use API Dechlorinator and if you use 3 drops/gallon it will break the chloramine bond.

I would say that using tank water is a great idea. I have only done it a few times, but if you think about it you are also fertilizing the house plants at the same time. Since fish water contains nitrAte, you will be providing a source of nitrogen. The aquarium water also contains other nutrients apart from nitrogen that would benefit the house plants.

I think I see a scientific test coming on!
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I wonder if the hydrosulfite salts in PRIME stay in the water.
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I don't really know, that would be a question for the company or a chemist.
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I use the water that I drain from the tank for my plants.
I've been doing this for 6 months + with no I'll effects on my plants. I use prime.
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